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1. What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology is the applied scientific study of optimal human functioning and behaviour in individuals, communities, and institutions. Psychology and Positive Psychology are both human social sciences that have the same fundamental purpose, but tackle it from different sides. One of Positive Psychology’s intention is to generate evidence-based practical interventions that people can learn and apply themselves to enhance their well-being and experience optimal mental health. 

 

2. What is Happiness at Work?

Happiness at Work is a proven concept that supports organisations and motivates people. It instils a mindset which enables people to maximise performance and achieve their optimal potential. The Happiness at Work model was researched, designed, and developed by the iOpener Institute for People and Performance in Oxford, United Kingdom in 2008.

 

3. What is Meaningful Leadership?

A Meaningful Leader is one who is able to lead themselves as well as others with impact, awareness, consent, integrity, and authenticity. They respect individual strengths, and coach and mentor others’ contributions to the success of the whole. A Meaningful Leader is one who remains authentic, ensuring that they are a servant of the organisation, as much as their staff, and engaging in behaviours that encourage transformation and growth.

 

 

4. Does happiness really make a difference? 

Yes it does! At first glance, putting the words happiness and work into the same sentence seems to be an oxymoron; a contradiction in terms. But at second glance, there is a natural symbiosis, an inherent sense of belonging to, and influence of, the one on the other. Work is the place where you spend two-thirds of your day, so being happy there makes logical sense. It is through our work tasks that we bring our personality and authenticity out into the world. We find fulfilment collaborating with our peers, sharing ideas, and coming up with innovative solutions. Happiness at work is the bridge builder that unites two often opposite elements into a winning formula.

 

 

5. Is this really a good investment?  

Ultimately your profits are the outcome of the input that your people have invested in the organisation. People, not profits, determine an organisation’s success because they’re the ones who create, develop, and deliver. People are an organisation’s biggest asset, and it’s through their productivity and performance that organisations are able to deliver a high-quality service to their customers and make a profit. All of our services aim to raise employee engagement and productivity, through which you can create a sustainable competitive advantage while keeping both your shareholders and employees satisfied.

 

6. Are none of our services a good fit? 

Don’t you worry! 4Seeds is a bespoke consulting company, which means we can tailor our services to fit your individual needs. We are experts at diagnosing core company issues and finding viable and affordable solutions. So, if none of the services mentioned are a good fit, call us and let’s see how we can tailor-make a specialised solution to suit your individual company needs.

 

7. How does the coaching process work?  

Our coaching process begins with a 90-minute discovery call. After this initial call, you’ll sign your contract and then we’ll start bi-monthly 60-minute coaching sessions. You can choose between six or 12 sessions, depending on what suits your needs and financial position.

All sessions are recorded on our Coach Accountability App, where you will receive additional information, session notes, and home exercises to support your process between sessions. This app provides you with lifetime access to your personal resources which you can return to long after our coaching process is complete.

 

8. What is the difference between coaching and therapy?

Therapy is a remedial modality that supports people to overcome emotional trauma. In therapy, the focus is usually on exploring past psychological reactive behaviours, and providing coping mechanisms and solutions to the underlying emotional trauma. Therapists help to diagnose issues, and often advice is given on how to heal mental health challenges.

In contrast, coaching is a proactive, forward-focused process that aims to make you aware of patterns and behaviours, and progressively solve them before they arise. The client chooses what they are willing to explore, reflect on, and work through. Coaches do not diagnose, advise, or prescribe anything as the foundation premise of coaching is that the client is the master of their own life, and is fully capable of generating their own solutions.

 

 

9. What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?

The fundamental difference between coaching and mentoring is that a mentor is a wise and trusted adviser who shares advice and guidance. On the other hand, a coach allows you to find your solutions for yourself, which will automatically inspire and motivate you to change.

 

10. Have some more questions not listed here?  

Feel free to reach out to us via info@4seeds.co.za and get your questions answered.